College Admissions Info

Barnard College, ‘20
BA, Film and Video Studies

Profile Overview

Profile contains
  • Test Scores
  • High School Performance
  • Extracurriculars & Awards
  • Personal statement
  • 6 supplemental essays
  • 5 advice topics

Student Background

I currently attend Barnard College, Columbia University. I plan to major in Film Studies. I am very outgoing and love going on adventures and making memories in the city.
From: Lawrenceville , Georgia
Gender: Female
Race/Ethnicity: Black / African American
Legacy: No
Admission: Regular Decision
Applied To: 13 schools
Accepted At: Northeastern, U San Fran, UGA, FIU, Barnard, Fordham, Pitzer, Miami
Denied At:
Waitlisted At:
Withdrew From:
Is English First Language: Yes

Test Scores

Converted SAT Score: 1120
Highest SAT: 1550
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High School Performance

(no specification of weighting)
Top 10%
High School Type: Public
AP / IB Classes and Scores:
College Classes In High School:
Academic Performance in High School: Steady

Extracurriculars & Awards

Sports: Cheer/Spirit Squad
Extracurricular Activities: Beta Club, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Green Club, Students Against Drunk Driving (Destructive Decisions) (SADD), Yearbook
Awards Received:

College Application Essays

659 Words
“Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions.” - Will Smith An idea that I am proud to live my life by today. I could say otherwise for the younger version of myself. Growing up I was, for the most part, an extremely happy person. No matter what someone did to me, I was quick to forgive and move on despite the pain. It seemed most days I would go...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
401 Words
Throughout my life so far, I have come to a complete understanding of my what intrigues me the most. Today, the media has shaped our culture, including how we perceive certain things and how we react to them. Aspects of media provide proof of how we forge our very identities. When I first started realizing what I would like to do as a career, I felt I needed to be somewhere where I am learning in the class but also...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
246 Words
I was drawn to Boston University because I will be able to prosper here in a diverse environment that appreciates and welcomes intellectual curiosity. The curriculum at The Questorm School of Business will allow me to learn the foundation and ethics of business while letting me go above and beyond in encompassing knowledge that is not directly related to business, permitting me to pursue other passions. I have always been interested in the business aspect of arts, entertainment, and media....

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
250 Words
I first learned of Barnard College my sophomore year. Then I found out it was an all women’s college and quickly lost interest, believing I would never enjoy a college that was all female. However, Barnard failed to leave my thoughts. I learned as much as I could from the website, always intrigued by my findings. Whether it was the campus and location or the new Foundations curriculum, I found my heart leaning towards a school I said I...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
280 Words
B. Pick one woman in history or fiction to converse with for an hour and explain your choice. What would you talk about? (250 word limit) I imagine myself doing great things and making a difference that still impacts people hundreds of years later. Not long ago women were seen as housewives only expected to get married and bear children. Nearly all women relied on their husband’s income. When I first learned about this woman, she inspired me to reach...

Supplemental Essay: Unique question posed by school
642 Words
From a young age, I could appreciate the cultural differences others brought to my community. I was always happy to see different colors rather than the same all around. This wasn’t the case for others around me though. They would mock the practices of other cultures, blindly unaware of the beauty it brought. In my freshman year of high school, I found out about International Club, so I decided to join. The club at the time only consisted of...

Supplemental Essay: “Why us” school essay
647 Words
How will you explore your intellectual and academic interests at the University of Pennsylvania? Please answer this question given the specific undergraduate school to which you are applying. (400-650 words) Throughout my school experience, I have come to an understanding of my natural talents and interest. Beginning in middle school, math became my favorite subject. I closely relate math to the function of a company; the feeling of looking at an equation and having it look completely foreign, and then...

College Admissions Advice

List of schools I interviewed with and my interview experience
39 Words
I did a Skype interview with an alum at UPENN. It was...

Recommended summer activities during high school and college
93 Words
I recommend doing fly in programs. This is where a college flies you in for free (usually in the fall). It's usually 3-4 days and you get to...

What might make for a good “Why Us” essay topic at my school
90 Words
In this essay the school wants to see why YOU want to attend. They DO NOT want to read some generic essay that can be geared towards...

What I like about my school’s location and culture
218 Words
I go to Barnard College of Columbia University. The Barnard Campus is located just across the street from Columbia, in Morningside Heights in Manhattan. At first I was weary about attending college in a big city like New York because of schools like NYU that have no campus. However Barnard and Columbia have a campus that makes you feel safe while also enjoying the benefits...

My advice about getting recommenders
77 Words
When choosing your recommenders for you college application, You most definitely do not want to ask a teacher whose class you did poorly...